Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Cherokee County, GA

Discover affordable housing in Cherokee County where there are 221+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Abbington Ridge

821 Northridge Rd., Ball Ground, Georgia 30107

bed 1-3

Hearthside Towne Lake(62+ Senior Community)

1561 Stone Bridge Pkwy, Woodstock, Georgia 30189

bed 1-2

Colbert Square

211 Woodpark Pl, Woodstock, Georgia 30188

Cherokee Residential Services

133 Univeter Rd, Canton, Georgia 30114

accessibility Accessible

735 Calvin Park Drive, Ball Ground, GA

735 Calvin Park Dr, Ball Ground, Georgia 30107

bed 3
payment $2029/mo.

738 Calvin Park Dr, Ball Ground, GA

235 Old Dawsonville Rd, Ball Ground, Georgia 30107

bed 3
payment $1999/mo.

755 Calvin Park Drive, Ball Ground, GA

755 Calvin Park Dr, Ball Ground, Georgia 30107

bed 3
payment $2029/mo.

620 Elliston Pl, Ball Ground, GA

516 Elliston Place, Ball Ground, Georgia 30107

bed 3
payment $2149/mo.

1209 Bronze Oak Way

1209 Bronze Oak Way, Cumming, Georgia 30040

bed 3
payment $2100/mo.

164 Chapelcrest Lane Holly Springs GA

164 Chapelcrest Ln, Holly Springs, Georgia 30115

bed 4
payment $2379/mo.

208 Ilex DR

208 Ilex Dr, Canton, Georgia 30114

bed 3
payment $1925/mo.

1175 Britley Park Ln

1175 Britley Park Ln, Woodstock, Georgia 30189

bed 2
payment $1795/mo.

1175 Britley Park Ln

1175 Britley Park Ln, Woodstock, Georgia 30189

bed 2
payment $1795/mo.

230 Sage Dr

230 Sage Dr, Canton, Georgia 30114

bed 4
payment $2235/mo.

204 Birch Hill Court

204 Birch Hill Ct, Canton, Georgia 30115

bed 4
payment $2520/mo.

714 Woodstock Grove Dr

714 Woodstock Grove Dr, Woodstock, Georgia 30188

bed 4
payment $2600/mo.

11170 Cumming Hwy

11170 Cumming Hwy, Canton, Georgia 30115

bed 5
payment $2600/mo.

104 Manous Drive

104 Manous Drive, Canton, Georgia 30115

bed 4
payment $2425/mo.

119 Prescott Drive

119 Prescott Dr, Ball Ground, Georgia 30107

bed 4
payment $2250/mo.

2515 Sheldon Pl

2515 Sheldon Pl, Cumming, Georgia 30040

bed 3
payment $2000/mo.

How To Identify Affordable Housing in Cherokee County, Georgia

Look for program and preference badges on affordable apartment listings. These badges can help you identify the types of low income housing each apartment offers and if you may be eligbile for rental assistance or reduced rents.

Badge Description
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
Low income apartments with no or short waiting lists.
payment Subsidized
Low income housing where the rent is subsidized and the renter pays only a portion of total rent.
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
Apartments that accept Section 8 vouchers near you
elderly Senior
Rental housing for seniors who are 55 (or sometimes 62) and older.
payment Income Based
Affordable apartments where the rent paid is based on renter income.
accessibility Accessible
Meets Accessibilty Requirements of the Fair Housing Act, the ADA, or HUD policy.
accessible_forward Disability
Apartments for individuals or families with disabilities.
The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Cherokee County, Georgia
$27.67 (+382%) more than Georgia minimum wage and $27.67 (+382%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Cherokee County, Georgia?

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Homeownership Voucher, Family Self-Sufficiency, Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH), Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV) programs for Cherokee County, Georgia.

Go to the Georgia Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Cherokee County.

How many renters live in Cherokee County, Georgia?

The County of Cherokee County has 281,278 people living in 103,550 households.

There are 57,253 renters living in 23,200 renter households in this County. Renters make up 20.35 percent of the population living in Cherokee County.

What is the rental market like in Cherokee County, Georgia?

There are an estimated 101,159 housing units in the Cherokee County area. Of these, 22,688 units are rental homes, making up 22 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Cherokee County, Georgia, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Cherokee County?

The rental vacancy rate in Cherokee County is 3 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Cherokee County for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Cherokee County
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
494 3,503 7,284 7,335 2,884
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Cherokee County

A large number of apartments in Cherokee County have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How many renter households in Cherokee County are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 48 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 19 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Cherokee County

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $1,599 to $2,707. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $1,599
One BR $1,643
Two BR $1,844
Three BR $2,230
Four BR $2,707
2024 Fair Market Rents in Cherokee County, Georgia

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Cherokee County?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 314 64 percent
One BR 2,613 75 percent
Two BR 3,853 53 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Cherokee County, Georgia

How many affordable rental units are in Cherokee County?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Cherokee County, Georgia including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 775
Public Housing 145
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 67
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing 90
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Cherokee County, Georgia

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Cherokee County, Georgia

Cherokee County features 225 income based apartments. Tenants of income based apartments typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent and utilities.

Low Rent Apartments in Cherokee County, Georgia

There are 2,206 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Cherokee County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Cherokee County, Georgia

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Cherokee County landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Cherokee County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Cherokee County, Georgia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,660 and $2,028.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.